Author: Lauren Miller
Genre: YA urban fantasy
Release date: May 14, 2013 by HarperTeen
Abby Barnes had a plan. The Plan. She’d go to Northwestern, major in journalism, and land a job at a national newspaper, all before she turned twenty-two. But one tiny choice—taking a drama class her senior year of high school—changed all that. Now, on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Abby is stuck on a Hollywood movie set, miles from where she wants to be, wishing she could rewind her life. The next morning, she’s in a dorm room at Yale, with no memory of how she got there. Overnight, it’s as if her past has been rewritten.
With the help of Caitlin, her science-savvy BFF, Abby discovers that this new reality is the result of a cosmic collision of parallel universes that has Abby living an alternate version of her life. And not only …
Title: Dead Ever After
Author: Charlaine Harris
Series: Sookie Stackhouse, #13
Genre: urban fantasy
Release date: May 7, 2013 by Ace
Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store.
Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte’s Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire’s girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state. She has survived earthquakes, revolutions and attempts on her life. Sookie has endured betrayal, heartbreak and grief . . . and she has emerged a little stronger, and little wiser, every time.
But with life comes new trials . . .
The question is, in the end: who will love, who will live, and who will be dead ever after?
Sookie finds it easy to turn down the request of former barmaid Arlene when she wants her job back at Merlotte’s. After all, …
Title: Bronze Gods
Author: A.A. Aguirre
Series: (Apparatus Infernum #1)
Genre: steampunk noir
Release date: April 30, 2013 by Ace
Hy Breasil is grimmer than it used to be.
Before the Architect closed the door, there were regular crossings, and a great war decimated both humans and Ferishers. The native fae who refused to treat with the invaders faded; their bodies withered and died, stranding them as hungry, angry spirits that haunt the countryside.
That means there’s always trouble brewing in Dorstaad.
Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko work for the Criminal Investigation Department, keeping citizens safe from things that go bump in the night. He’s a hardboiled cynic with an uncanny sixth sense; she’s determined to justify her promotion as the first female detective in her division. Together, they’re trying to keep a black tide from drowning the city.
But when the second body surfaces, murdered with the same type of infernal device, the entire CID …
Title: The River of No Return
Author: Bee Ridgway
Genre: paranormal, historical, time-travel
Release date: April 23, 2013 by Dutton Adult
“You are now a member of the Guild. There is no return.” Two hundred years after he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield, Nick Falcott, soldier and aristocrat, wakes up in a hospital bed in modern London. The Guild, an entity that controls time travel, showers him with life’s advantages. But Nick yearns for home and for one brown-eyed girl, lost now down the centuries. Then the Guild asks him to break its own rule. It needs Nick to go back to 1815 to fight the Guild’s enemies and to find something called the Talisman.
In 1815, Julia Percy mourns the death of her beloved grandfather, an earl who could play with time. On his deathbed he whispers in her ear: “Pretend!” Pretend what? When Nick returns home as …
Author: Erin Bowman
Series: Taken, #1
Genre: urban fantasy (YA)
Release date: April 16, 2013 by HarperTeen
There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone.
They call it the Heist.
Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.
Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side??
After Hours by …
Welcome, book lovers! Today we’re pleased to have author Jennifer Ryan visit BLI. Her lastest release, Lucky Like Us, is now available from Avon Impulse. She stops by today to talk a bit about the book’s characters, their unexpected adventures, and exciting paths to love. Please show her a warm BLI welcome (and check out the end of the post for giveaway info!).
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We all have stress in our lives and deal with it in different ways. Book lovers curl up in their favorite comfy chair with a novel and lose themselves in another world. Some people sweat it out at the gym, or hike or bike ride in the great outdoors. Others veg out on the couch with a yummy snack, watching their favorite show. Maybe you set your mind to a task that you can get lost in, like knitting, gardening, or playing …
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Chronicles of Nick, #4
Genre: urban fantasy (YA)
Release date: April 9, 2013 by St. Martin’s Griffin
The heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen…
Nick has his driver’s license and he’s not afraid to use it. But turning sixteen isn’t what he thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he’s been told will ultimately kill him.
But life spent serving the undead is anything except ordinary. And those out to get him have summoned an ancient force so powerful even the gods fear it. As Nick learns to command and control the elements, the one he must master in order to combat …
Title: Rising Darkness
Author: Thea Harrison
Series: Game of Shadows, #1
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: April 2, 2013
In the hospital ER where she works, Mary is used to chaos. But lately, every aspect of her life seems adrift. She’s feeling disconnected from herself. Voices appear in her head. And the vivid, disturbing dreams she’s had all her life are becoming more intense. Then she meets Michael. He’s handsome, enigmatic and knows more than he can say. In his company, she slowly remembers the truth about herself…
Thousands of years ago, there were eight of them. The one called the Deceiver came to destroy the world, and the other seven followed to stop him. Reincarnated over and over, they carry on—and Mary finds herself drawn into the battle once again. And the more she learns, the more she realizes that Michael will go to any lengths to destroy the Deceiver.
Title: Lover at Last
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11
Author: J.R. Ward
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: March 26, 2013 by NAL
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another….
Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life …
Title: Clockwork Princess
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: steampunk (YA)
Release date: March 19, 2013
If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?
The clock is ticking.
Everyone must choose.
Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.
Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the third and final instalment of the bestselling “Infernal Devices” trilogy.
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